CELEBRATING 15 YEARS OF BIORENEWABLES RESEARCH

October 22nd, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

Last week, the National Corn to Ethanol Research Center (NCERC) celebrated 15 years of biorenewables research.  For corn, that means 15 years of corn-based ethanol research with every ethanol...

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IL FARMERS ACKNOWLEDGE WORK OF CONGRESSMAN RODNEY DAVIS

October 19th, 2018  |  Today's News

  Today in Macon County, Illinois, farmers joined together to thank Congressman Rodney Davis for his work to benefit the agriculture industry. Len Corzine, a corn farmer from Assumption,...

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STAND UP FOR CORN: SUBMIT COMMENTS TO THE EPA

October 18th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Farmers can help themselves build market demand by submitting comments to the EPA asking for help allowing domestic ethanol markets to grow.  Will you take five minutes to stand up for...

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IL CORN FARMERS HELP GROWING PIG FARMS

October 17th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock

Little by little, new pig farms are popping up all over Illinois, often driven by young farmers that want to bring their families back to the farm to experience the same way of life that they...

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HEALTH BENEFITS OF ETHANOL BLENDS

October 16th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

Ethanol, as a component of gasoline, really does help clear the air, and that is good for human health. 87. 88. 89. 91. Those numbers on the yellow stickers you see on the gas pump indicate the...

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BIG OIL INTERESTS REVVING THE ANTI E15 PR ENGINE

October 15th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

Big Oil and their supporters are at it again, spreading half-truths and outright lies regarding the safety and feasibility of higher ethanol blends such as E15. The facts speak for themselves –...

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ILLINOIS RESEARCH ACCURATELY PREDICTS U.S. END-OF-SEASON CORN YIELD

October 12th, 2018  |  Today's News

URBANA, Ill. – Crop yield predictions are a key driver of regional economy and financial markets, impacting nearly the entire agricultural supply chain. That’s why economists, agricultural...

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SENATE CLEARS WRDA 2018 BILL, HEADS NEXT TO PRESIDENT

October 11th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Locks and Dams |  Legislation & Regulation

The Senate approved America's Water Infrastructure Act, which includes the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018 this week by a vote of 99 to 1.  S. 3021 authorizes Corps of Engineers'...

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IL CORN FARMERS SUPPORT IL PIG FARMERS

October 10th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock

Illinois corn farmers certainly bolster pork consumption in our great state by grilling chops and adding bacon to pretty much anything, but there are a lot of great programs supported by Illinois...

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ICGA STATEMENT ON RVP PARITY FOR E15

October 9th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—Illinois Corn Growers Association President Aron Carlson, a farmer from Winnebago, Ill., issued the following statement after President Donald Trump announced his decision to...

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ENTER YOUR FAVORITE PHOTO BY NOVEMBER 30!

October 8th, 2018  |  Today's News

Enter your favorite photo in the National Corn Growers Association’s Fields-of-Corn Photo Contest and win $500!   NCGA invites amateur and professional photographers alike to help tell the story...

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THINKING ABOUT SIGNING UP FOR THE MARKET FACILITATION PROGRAM?

October 5th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Sign up for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) began on September 3, but if you haven’t made it to your local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office yet to sign on the dotted line, rest assured that...

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REMEMBER LOCAL PIG FARMERS DURING OCTOBER PORK MONTH

October 4th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock

Harvest is in the air, leaves are starting to turn, and this month is National Pork Month. October was traditionally when hogs were marketed. Today, it serves as a celebration to thank pork...

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WHEN WILL THE NEW NAFTA BE EFFECTIVE? GOOD QUESTION

October 3rd, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

IL Corn is joining many other organizations in appreciation for a positive conclusion to the talks intended to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement, known as NAFTA. We’ll be working...

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CRAPPIE MASTERS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS: 'NEVER HESITATE' WHEN FILLING UP WITH ETHANOL

October 2nd, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Public Outreach

ST. LOUIS - The 2018 Crappie Masters Tournament Trail concluded last week with the National Championship at Truman Lake in Clinton, Mo. Two, 21-year-old Missouri natives were the winners of the...

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TRADE AGREEMENT WITH MEXICO, CANADA FINALIZED: FARMERS HAPPY

October 1st, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Yesterday, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that the U.S., Canada, and Mexico have finalized a trilateral trade agreement now known as USMCA, the United States-Mexico-Canada...

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IN ONE MONTH, JOIN US FOR THE FINAL IL FIELD DAY OF THE YEAR!

September 28th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

If you’re interested in learning more about soil health and the impact it could have on your farm profitability, if you’re interested in understanding cover crops and other practices that could...

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AG PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST: DEADLINE NOVEMBER 30

September 27th, 2018  |  Today's News

National Corn Growers Association’s fifth Fields-of-Corn Photo Contest is now open!   NCGA invites amateur and professional photographers alike to help tell the story of farming field corn in...

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NAFTA OR NO NAFTA

September 26th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer cast doubt on the prospects of the U.S. and Mexico reaching a deal with Canada on NAFTA by Sunday, September 30th. At the Concordia Summit in New York,...

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THE IMPACTS OF STEEL AND ALUMINUM TARIFFS IN ONE GRAPHIC

September 25th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Following President Trump’s March 1, 2018 announcement of U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs, many countries have instituted retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods.  Canada and Mexico, especially large...

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